Contingency learning deficits and generalization in chronic unilateral hand pain patients.

  title={Contingency learning deficits and generalization in chronic unilateral hand pain patients.},
  author={A F M Meulders and Daniel S. Harvie and Jane K Bowering and Suzanne Caragianis and Johan W S Vlaeyen and G Lorimer Moseley},
  journal={The journal of pain : official journal of the American Pain Society},
  volume={15 10},
UNLABELLED Contingency learning, in particular the formation of danger beliefs, underpins conditioned fear and avoidance behavior, yet equally important is the formation of safety beliefs. That is, when threat beliefs and accompanying fear/avoidance spread to technically safe cues, it might cause disability. Indeed, such over generalization has been advanced as a trans-diagnostic pathologic marker, but it has not been investigated in chronic pain. Using a novel hand pain scenario contingency… CONTINUE READING


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